Questions each year represent international events for the year. Questions regarding anniversaries which occur that year are allowed. For instance, references to the anniversary for D-Day would have been acceptable in WorldQuest 2014.
International leaders, particularly those “in the news,” are likely to appear. This could take the form of a picture of the leader and a straightforward “Name this person” or a question about some event in which he/she had a role during that year.
International events in which the US was involved are more likely than isolated crisis which are less pertinent to US policy.
International organizations may be included, particularly those with decisions/actions that year which affect many nations.
Some games may include flag questions. Country flags and those of organizations are fair game.
In preparing for the Geography round, it is a good idea to review both physical and political geography topics.
Sporting events/winners might be included. Review international events.
It is likely there will be questions from the same year’s Great Decisions topics. Therefore, it is an advantage for a team to have attended the Council’s Great Decisions lectures held in January and February of each year.
High School Competition:
Each high school may have more than one team participating in the competition. Each team may have no more than eight (8) members. Sponsors may choose students from a Model United Nations team, World Affairs Club, Quiz Bowl, Academic Junior World Affairs Club, or similar organization. Generally, the group will select a captain and will need to coalesce among themselves to select a single answer; it is advisable to have a cohesive quality of respect.
Some schools have found it advisable in building a program to submit a second team. That is, your best eight are a varsity team and the second level team would be considered a junior varsity team. The assumption is that the nucleus of the JV team may become the leaders of the varsity team next year.
Parents are welcome to attend the competition as non- paying guests, or they may pay the single fee and participate in the game. However, spectators are not expected to enjoy the buffet.
Dress: Business Casual. No flip flops or jeans.
Review the following questions from former WorldQuest Competitions: